Grateful Dead Live at Wembley Arena on 1990-11-01
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
2. Hell In A Bucket
3. Friend Of The Devil
4. Walkin Blues
5. Cold Rain & Snow
6. Mama Tried >
7. Maggie's Farm
9. Stander On The Mountain
Disc 2 49:14
2. Victim Or The Crime >
3. Touch Of Grey
4. Playing In The Band >
5. Dark Star >
6. Drums >
Disc 3 56:04
1. Space >
2. Dark Star >
3. Playing In The Band >
4. (Not) Standing On The Moon >
5. Wharf Rat >
6. Throwing Stones >
7. Not Fad Away >
8. NFA Chant >
9. US Blues
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|Hell In A Bucket|
|Friend Of The Devil|
|Cold Rain & Snow|
|Mama Tried >|
|Stander On The Mountain|
|Victim Or The Crime >|
|Touch Of Grey|
|Playing In The Band >|
|Dark Star >|
|Dark Star >|
|Playing In The Band >|
|Not) Standing On The Moon >|
|Wharf Rat >|
|Throwing Stones >|
|Not Fad Away >|
|NFA Chant >|
Discs 2 and 3 are seamless.
- 2008-05-10 03:35:26
- Panasonic SV-3700 > Edirol UA-5 > USB > WaveLab 5.0
- London, England
- Transferred by
- Transfer and Mastered by Bill
- Wembley Arena
Subject: Am I the Victim or the Crime..
Also Garcia is just not able to bring his own tunes in anything more than a sing-a-long going down memory lane wheeze and cough. Yes, you have a mixed U.S.-British head crowd cheering the boys on but if you want to hear an honest take on what these shows mustered check out the Stockholm show. The Dead worked very hard jet lag and all and just barely hit a 4 star performance.
Also Not sure what Phil is doing because the only time i really hear him in the 1st set is when he takes a line on Maggie's Farm which even with all the pass around the mic vocals is extremely plodding. I am thinking how this tune sounded like 'Cumberland on Uppers' with Brent.
Anyhow one last thing just to make this a completely tough review. Stander on the Mountain is a terrible song to my ear for the Gd, I mean yes it has a jam towards the end of tune but mostly it meanders which is the last thing the boys needed at that time.
Valley Road is truly a dead tune. In fact i have no trouble singing it as part of a Dead Set without need to comment or explain.
My gut says record exec's must have put off limits Hornsby's most well known song- "The Way it is" because that tune just drips Gd but the powers that be didn't want to mix brand that song or have it available to all the GD universe thru our tapers and Sound Boards.
Anyway, sorry to bring out the downers on this review. I did this tour from Stockholm to Halloween-London. Yes, I did a bunch of sightseeing which including sleeping in the train station in Stockholm, sleeping in some kinda park in Essen, Germany.
Going to the 1st show Berlin watching the crazy heads throw the scalpers tickets off the balcony then spending the night behind what was left of the iron curtain on the East German side of Berlin.
Which quickly dissuaded me of all the BULL CRAP PROPAGANDA my Liberal Arts College professors had filled my head with.
West Berlin was N.Y.C in all its glory while East Berlin was like some bad black & white horror movie full of lifeless beat-down people weavy from 50+ years of dictatorship.
In fact the youth hotel was nothing more than a bombed out World War Two department store surrounded by other derelict buildings still waiting to be rebuilt from 1945.
Ah, yes to Amsterdam which was not the best place in the world for a recovering Head. Kinda like the freedom of N.Y.C but a bit rough around the edges. The Windmills, Dikes(Water Dams) and flowers of the countryside were absolutely incredible.
The German troops getting on the train at the border with sub machine guns in hand. Another german City?
Then Paris, fell in love , floating on air! crashed and burned >on Crutches Ferry to the U.K., Sister from Australia just about saved my life!
Any way the Second Set is much tighter and there were musical moments on this tour where I was very glad I came for the show! Werewolves of London. Side Stage banged up and in handicap seating. This is a fairly good representation of the hit and miss nature of this tour.
From what I listened to SO FAR! i would say Second Night Berlin and this show have my favorite jams.
The 5 nights I was in -were just pretty average to me. Certainly none of them as intense as the final show at MSG before heading off to Europe.
Anyway, still have a few nights on the tour to listen too but overall if it were not for Hornsby firing up Garcia this would have been a complete sightseeing tour. (EUROPE on Eurail, Peanut Butter and French Bread)
Other thing I felt like this Line-up didn't get fully cooking until DENVER and by then it was almost time for Hornsby to ride off into the sunset.
Hornsby on Piano hitting the Dark Star reprieve on the Grand piano that is very sweet. So much potential there and even at the 50th anniversary shows I so wanted for Hornsby to light up that Piano.
(Casey Jones was cool)
O.K. way off topic now. How about I say this show is a 4 for this time period (although 1st set is barely a 2)
Anytime they would bring the Dark Star back on the Other side of Drumz>Space it was usually a good night. But you had to be someone who stayed with the flow of the show if you were headed out into the halls circa drumz>Space --just not going to get the full effect and really here they pretty much dissolve back into a space with electronics right after Garcia brings second verse of the D-star. To my ear that is pretty cool. i would have liked every Second Set of the tour to have involved coming in and out of their major jam tunes.
Anyway, glad i did the European Tour. musically, I probably could have saved my money and squirrelled away $ for more shows stateside. (Cost per show especially with Stockholm /Airfare/ Eurail/Ferry/Lodging/Food/etc-OVER THE TOP)
Still, in my book The entire Gd universe was fracturing so seeing shows in the moment became a priority. I know by the time I finally got my guitar playing buddy to see them at Nassau Spring of 93-- I was embarrassed all the way around, I was so glad he had heard tapes from the early 70's or he probably would have thought I was a musical crackpot or as some ladies from the Women's Center at QC used to say --"Not the Dreadful Grapes"
Anyway this 2nd set is pretty decent. These were the kinda nights i was blessed enough to catch in the final years with way more frequency then the percentage of shows i was actually attending.
So it skewed my perspective of just how badly in decline the band actually was.
That really is a Standing on the Moon tease!
Wharf Rat-Get Jerry some backing vocals please!!
See just Let Hornsby play lead on the Piano and skip the vocals altogether.
Oh, never mind those backing vocals are pretty sketchy as well
Everything after Wharf Rat is Gravy.
Seems like a pretty generous Second Set.
i was already on my way back to N.Y.C with a hit or two I picked up X-mas shopping in Amsterdam.
And finally if you think the T-Stones>NFA
E) US BLUES was just a throw away
this was during the count-down to the 1st Gulf War.
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